The Umunthu Programme uses the arts to catalyse reflection and discussion, providing a platform to address issues of stigma and discrimination through the lens of “Umunthu,” a Pan-African philosophical concept of humanity.
The AGHCA is thrilled to report that the Umunthu programme was featured on Tales from the Margins, a new TV programme in the UK. The host, Dr Rainer Schulze, invited Programme Officer Rodger Phiri and Students with Dream alum Mwizalero Nyirenda to discuss the making of Mwizalero’s award-winning film, Umunthu: An African Response to Homosexuality, and the film’s impact in Malawi.
Hear more about the role Umunthu can play in encouraging tolerance and empathy from Mabvuto Bamusi, President Mutharika’s special advisor on Civil Society and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Read more in the Maravi Post's coverage of our Umunthu Connect event.
A diverse audience of human rights activists, artists, NGO workers and representatives from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health joined AGHCA staff at the Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe to attend Umunthu Connect.
More interest in our Umunthu Project for Higher Education, this time from the Nyasa Times.
Check out Malawi24's coverage of the Umunthu Project for Higher Education.
In 2016, the Umunthu Higher Education Project, in its quest to create a tolerant and accommodating society for marginalised and stigmatised communities, conducted 15 Umunthu workshops reaching over 400 people at 6 Universities in Malawi.
In November 2016, the AGHCA’s very own Programmes Officer Rodger Phiri traveled to Kenya to present our participatory, arts-based approaches at the International Association of Facilitators Conference held at the Catholic University of East Africa.
Dreamer Mwizalero Nyirenda's documentary film Umunthu: An African Response to Homosexuality is featured in the Kuchu Times.